Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 24 March 1809

To George Jefferson

Monticello Mar. 24. 09.

Dear Sir

My packages from Washington must be now near arriving with you, and I will pray you to forward them by such boats as are deemed trusty. there will also be from mr Taggert of Philadelphia a cask of linseed oil & keg of white lead. I inclose you a bill of lading for a box belonging to one of my workmen, mr Nelson, which he had addressed to me, to the care of your firm, which as you will see has been mistaken. he supposes it to have been long at Richmond, probably mislaid from the mistake of the firm. I will thank you to have it enquired after & forwarded.  I must pray you to send me 2. barrels of salt herrings & a hogshead of Molasses.

I am extremely anxious to see you here, and hope some matter of business may render it convenient for you to come into this quarter. I salute you with affectionate esteem

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr G. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • fish; herring search
  • food; herring search
  • food; salt search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and building materials acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and food acquired by TJ search
  • groceries; purchased by TJ search
  • herring; TJ orders search
  • household articles; linseed oil search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters to search
  • lead; white search
  • linseed oil search
  • molasses; provided to TJ search
  • Neilson (Nelson), John; and lost box search
  • Richmond, Va.; TJ orders groceries from search
  • salt; TJ acquires search
  • Taggart, John; sends oil and paint to TJ search
  • white lead search